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- DescriptionChina's rise is assaulting the natural world at an alarming rate. In a few short years, China has become the planet's largest market for endangered wildlife, its top importer of tropical trees, and its biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Its rapid ecomic growth has driven up the world's very metabolism: in Brazil, farmers clear large swaths of the Amazon to plant soybeans; Indian poachers hunt tigers and elephants to feed Chinese demand; in the United States, clouds of mercury and ozone drift earthward after trans-Pacific jet-stream journeys. Craig Simons' The Devouring Dragon looks at how an ascending China has rapidly surpassed the U.S. and Europe as the planet's worst-polluting superpower. It argues that China's most important twenty-first-century legacy will be determined t by jobs, corporate profits, or political alliances, but by how quickly its growth degrades the global environment and whether it can stem the damage.
- Author BiographyCraig Simons has reported on the environment from a dozen Asian nations for Newsweek and Cox Newspapers. He has also written for Outside, Backpacker, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He studied at Harvard University, The University of Pennsylvania, and as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow MIT.
- Author(s)Craig Simons
- PublisherGriffin Publishing
- Date of Publication31/07/2014
- SubjectEnvironment & Ecology: General Interest
- Place of PublicationCalifornia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSaint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
- Out-of-print date09/09/2015
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, maps
- Weight268 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine20 mm
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